63rd Armor Regiment, US Army

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63RD ARMOR REGIMENT, US ARMY

Coat of arms (crest) of the 63rd Armor Regiment, US Army

Official blazon

Shield: Vert, a bend wavy or between a fleur de lis and a lion rampant argent, on a canto of the last a mullet of the first within a square
one point to chief of the third superimposed ona septfoil of the first. Crest: On a wreath or and vert q dragon sejant gules gorged with a collar sable rimmed of the first and graping in his dexter claw a morning star of the fourth
Motto: Seek, strike, destroy

Origin/meaning

Green is used for Armor. The Wavy Bend is form the Arms of the German Rheinprovinz and symbolises action in that area during World War II.
The Fleur de lis symbolises service in France and the French citation for Colleville. The Lion is form the Arms of Belgium and symbolises
Belgian citations for Mons and Eupen-Malmedy. The Canton symbolises descent from the 745th Tank Battalion. The Dragon stands for the Siegfried Line (Westwall).
The Collar symbolises the capture of this Line. The Morning Star indicates the reduction of the City of Aachen.

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Literature: Army Lineage Series Armor-Cavalry Part 1 Regular Army and Army Reserve